On behalf of the entire Pittsburgh Basketball Club family, we would like to extend our condolences to the family of Luke Blanock, who lost his brave fight to cancer last evening.

This past January, we were honored to present Luke with the PBC Courage Award and equally honored to rename the award the Luke Blanock Courage Award. Luke was given the microphone to give a brief speech of approximately 4 minutes. In those 4 minutes, Luke was given an audience which featured  many of the legends of the game of basketball in Western PA. At the conclusion of his speech, Luke became one in his own right.

In his speech, Luke showed vitality for life, a drive to believe, the courage to never give up. May the light he shined on the path of life shine brightly for us all, and may we all drink deeply from his example and love of life.

God speed my friend. Until we meet again.


Luke Blanock

Luke Blanock